Raising Resilient Children and Youth in Modern Society: Why It’s Hard Being a Parent These Days
Dr. Michael Cheng
Staff Psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Monday May 30, 2016
Mother Teresa High School
440 Longfields Drive, Nepean
Learning Commons (second floor)
6:00- 7:30 p.m.FREE, ALL WELCOME
Modern society and technology has transformed our lives, and we benefit in many ways. Many of us struggle with mental health issues and we are realizing that modern society and technology has not necessarily made us happier than before.
What do people really need to be happy and resilient? Studies show that the most important resiliency factor for child/youth mental health is feeling deeply connected to caring adults, i.e. feeling loved no matter what, i.e. unconditional acceptance, empathy and validation. Other resiliency factors include a connection to spirituality and nature.
The problem with modern society is that they we often end up feeling distracted by technology or disconnected from things that truly matter. The good news is that it is not too late... There are many things we can do as individuals and as a society to “unplug and reconnect”. We can teach our children self-regulation strategies.
Please join us to learn about ways to support your child's well being at home and at school.